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Kevin Sumlin tests positive for COVID

Arizona football released a statement today after Head Coach Kevin Sumlin tested positive for COVID 19.

The statement says that Sumlin was tested again in order to confirm the first positive test and that all proper guidelines and procedures have been followed within the program. He will now quarantine and has not reported any symptoms.

Sumlin said in the statement, “My family and I have been aggressive in our efforts to remain safe and healthy throughout the past seven months. My positive test result, while a shock, is a stark reminder of how we must all remain vigilant in our focus on hand washing, physical distancing and face coverings. I am feeling well and will be engaged in our ramp-up activities on a virtual basis until I complete the isolation protocol. I look forward to being back on field in time to begin preparing for the season.”

He went on to thank the medical staff saying, "We are all grateful to Dr. Stephen Paul and his entire football medical team who work hard day-in and day-out to ensure our student-athletes and staff are safe and healthy".

The statement also says that there was no close contact within the program and the positive test was determined to not be a result of team activities.

The first preseason practice that is set for this Friday and other team activities this week will remain on schedule. Arizona's first game will be November 7th at Utah.

We pray for a full and speedy recovery for Coach Sumlin.